Dr Mal: Practice of Horror

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  1. Desktop Gaming

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  2. jcottier

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    Interesting art direction. You took some risk here :)
    Good luck.

    JC
     
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    I agree about the art direction comment only in that it might skew more male and I'm not sure who your core audience is. That said, I think it looks terrific.
     
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    Thanks guys. Yeah it was always a bit of a risky theme! It's not doing as well as i'd like (i think what lennard said has some substance to it, plus a halloween release would have been better) but i had a blast making it. My sense of humor has been described as 'warped' and i put a lot of silliness in the game to give it a 'comedy [mild] horror' theme (i love stuff like Carry on Screaming, Shaun of the Dead and goofy stuff like that).

    I also had Ed Mace do the voice-overs. That was fun too and he really brought Dr Mal to life.

    So however it works out in terms of sales, i've built relationships with some great people!
     
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    Well, if that matters, I enjoyed it much more than Crime Solitaire and I think that intro is awesome for the resources available/used :)

    I really like the fact that the theme is not as sick as it was in Unwell Mel (I wasn't able to play it because of it).
     
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    I think one problem might be that the title of the game doesn't really sound like a Solitaire game (or any kind of card game). So if I'm looking for a solitaire game, how likely is it that I will find this one? The title makes it sound more like a Halloween point and click adventure or something like that.
     
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    This game was so much fun to voice and Dave's direction was invaluable. A great sense of humor too! I'd work with Desktop Gaming again in an instant. The game was the #1 solitaire card game on Big Fish!!
     
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    Excuse the thread necromancy, but Dr Mal has just been released over at Zylom.com in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish and Dutch. Just the PC version for now - Mac versions to follow shortly.
     
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    Congrats! Would be happy to read a post-mortem if it comes to pass.
     

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